How to Run Android on PC from a USB Drive

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How to Run Android on PC from a USB Drive

Yes, you can boot into Android on your PC from a USB drive (Pen drive or Thumb drive or Memory Stick). Just follow the mini tutorial to do so.

1) Go to http://code.google.com/p/live-android.

2) Find out and download two iso files named ‘liveandroidv0.2usb.iso.001′ and ‘liveandroidv0.2usb.iso.002‘. Yes, you thought it right, these are the Android OS files. Extract those files and the live android theme will be joined automatically to form a single file.

3) Now you need an application to pack those iso files into a USB drive. You can do it via a free (open source) software from sourceforge. Go there to download  UNetbootin.

4) Run the app and within it select the ISO file. It will be converted into a bootable OS. Now copy it into the USB drive.

5) Now restart the PC and go to the BIOS menu by pressing “Delete”. Select “Boot from USB”.

6) Now open the PC. The Android OS will boot into the system. That’s it, you will get Android on your PC or Laptop without installation. As these OS is portable, you can carry it with you and use any PC or Laptop to dig into your own personal Android system.

How to Get Rid of Voice Mail Notification on Samsung Galaxy Nexus

 

Some users of Samsung Galaxy Nexus may experience a small nuisance, which is the immortal voice mail notification icon. No matter what you have done, the notification is still there that you have a new voice mail, which you do not have. For getting read of it, you might have deleted all the voice mails stored in the inbox, but with no result. So, what is the solution of this problem?

Go to Settings and then Manage Applications. The list of apps will be displayed. Scroll and find out the app named “Dialar”. Now tap on Clear cache/ clear data. That’s it, you have done it. Enjoy your time with Android.

Download Solar System 3D Live Wallpaper

Android Free Live Wallpaper

Here is a free wallpaper for your Android phone. It is the Solar System 3D live wallpaper. You can move around the solar system by sliding on the screen. You can change the planets by tapping. You can also the accelerometer of the phone to navigate around the Solar space.

You shall have to activate from menu after installing the APK.

Download it from here.

Android Authority’s Video Comparison : Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4


Everybody knows about these two phones – Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5. These two are the best of the two worlds – Apple and Android.

There are a ongoing war between the fans of these worlds most popular mobile platforms. The Apple fans (popularly known as “Apple fanboys”) hates Android and the opposite is also true.

Android Authority – one of the most renowned android related technology site has produced this video on YouTube comparing those behemoths. Enjoy the video and decide by yourself.

Windows XP on an Android Tablet | A Video

Yes, you can run Windows XP on an Android Tablet or even on a phone. Look at the video. Though, it would not be very convenience thing to do so. Your device will become horribly slow because XP is not at all a CPU efficient OS. This type of hardware is built for Android and not for any old Windows operating system. But you can do it if you like to do so. Just go to the source of the video (YouTube) and read about the process.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Display

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English: OLED pixel, 2T1C circuit with P-TFT. Français : Circuit pixel OLED de type 2T1C (P-TFT) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samsung made Galaxy S4 is, no doubt, the most popular Android phone ever made. This handset is known for its big and bright display. The resolution of the screen is 1920 x 1080. It is of 5 inches diagonal length.  The display incorporates OLED technology. It is a HD Super AMOLED screen.

What is this HD Super AMOLED means?

This screen uses OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diodes as its dots by which the screen draws a display. The LCD screens, on the other hand, uses a special type of liquid crystal material which, when electrically stimulated, block light. In this way, LCD’s produces pictures. So, an LCD is a passive screen which needs a background light to display an image. But, the OLED screen is itself emissive. This is the main difference between the two.

What is the advantage of an active OLED screen over a passive LCD?

LCD screens need a source of background light. That background will glow constantly with a fixed luminosity. But the OLDED does not need to have any other light source. So, OLED screens will be more power efficient.

OLED screens do not need to have any lighting arrangement. So, it can be made thinner that an LCD. It is possible to make an OLED screen as thin as a paper. It would be much lighter too.

Because OLED screens are self effusive, they will be brighter than LCDs for the same amount of power.

An LCD cannot show true black because of the background illumination. 100% light blockage is impossible. But as OLEDs do not have back lights, they can show true black. That is why this type of screens have very high contrast ratio. The pictures will look much more sharp, bright and crisp in it.

A True Retina Display

The SGS4 sports a true ‘retina’ display. The pixel density of it is amazing, 441 ppi. A man with 20 – 20 normal vision will not be able to see individual pixels in it even from 7.8 inches height.

PenTile Display

The SGS 4 display uses PenTile technology. It has two sub pixel sets in each pixel group: Green-Red and Green-Blue, instead of standard RGB.

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OLED_EarlyProduct (Photo credit: Wikipedia)